Excerpt: It’s not just rappers and rock stars that can get in on the branded-headphones game: sports accessory and clothing manufacturer O’Neill has joined forces with Philips to produce a range of headphones for irritatingly active people.
Pros: Durable, comfortable on the ears, fast and detailed at the top of the frequency range
Cons: Bass performance lacks precision, no padding on the headband
Excerpt: We were impressed with the durability and sound quality of the first Philips and O'Neill headphone collaboration, The Stretch , so we were keen to see what this year's model can do. Called The Bend, these headphones are designed with same principles in mind: tough with high audio fidelity. They certainly get tough correct. For starters, the headphone band is made out incredibly flexible plastic, letting you stretch it out until it's flat.